Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thanks for everything Card | DT project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
I am SO excited about this post!
This is my first post using some of the new products from Close to My Heart, Annual Inspirations catalog and I am bursting with so many ideas!

This is the very first time I've used one of Close to My Heart's embossing folders, and I love, love, love how it turned out! The trick is to mist the paper with water before running it through the embossing folder. It helps soften the fibers of the paper so they stretch instead of break while being pressed.
I used the 'thanks' sentiment from the CTMH, September Stamp of the Month with my DIY reactive stamp pad so that I could add silver foil to it. The foiling is optional, so if you don't yet have a Minc, laminator, or DIY stamp pad you can just stamp 'thanks' in Sapphire ink. I, then distressed the edge of the White Daisy piece to give it a little more presence and lightly splattered some of the Sapphire ink to tone down the starkness of the white a bit.


The roses in the Beautiful You stampset have 3 steps to complete them. Because I used one color per card, I used the generation stamping technique. This means you fill your stamp with ink, stamp it off once and then stamp it where you want it. The first stamping pulls some of the ink off the stamp, leaving a lighter print for the second stamping. I did this technique with the base layer stamp and stamped the second layer with full color. For the third layer, I stamped with a reactive stamp pad and ran the piece through my Minc foiling machine. This foiling part is also optional, you can do another second gen. stamping instead, if prefered. I adhered the roses to the corners to kind of frame the 'thanks' sentiment. I also stamped the 'for everything' banner in Sapphire, cut it out, and adhered it with foam below 'thanks'.
The last part of creating these cards are placing the Bitty Sparkles and Grey Enamel Gems (white).


As you can see, I recreated this card in Raspberry color as well. And with Close to My Heart's wide range of coordinating cardstock, inks, papers, and stampsets, you can make this card in 42 different colors, 43 if you count Blush, our new color of the year!

Thanks for Everything
Card Recipe 
Beautiful You Stampset
" " + thin cuts bundle
Feel So Blessed Sept. SOTM (will belinked Sept. 1st)
Rose Embossing Folder
White Daisy Cardstock
Sapphire Cardstock
Sapphire ink pad
Raspberry Cardstock
Raspberry ink pad
Bitty Sparkles
Grey Enamel Gems
Foam tape
*optional*
DIY Reactive stamp pad (for more info click here)
Minc/Heidi Swapp Reactive foil - Silver (found online or at your local craft store)
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I hope this leaves you inspired to get creative with some of our new CTMH products!
~Tarina
@hellotarina
janicewilson.closetomyheart.com

Crop 4 Vets!

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets on September 23, 2017

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time.

Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, beading, Jewelry making or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy 4 feet of table space along with great conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00. 

Lunch and dinner will be potluck style, so please bring your favorite dish to share. You may also order in or leave and return, it will be up to you. When it gets closer to September I will start a list of who want's to bring what so we won't have all the same dish.

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginners - Advanced Cricut Class You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Contact me for information on Group rates, so you can bring all your friends.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO Limit)
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

We have 40 spaces which will fill up quickly so get signed up soon.

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (List below), making pages for our Ladies Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo
*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Thanks for your understanding.


We would love for you to join us.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's Tuesday again...........................................

Don't want you to forget about CTMH's online Warehouse Sale is going the whole month of August.

Great prices too.


Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount
For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 
These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, 
so you’ll need to act fast! 
You can visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to see the items included in this campaign and to add them to your cart. You will also find these items under the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu. The individual items and bundles will only be available during the week they are launched, while supplies last.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Our Staple is now Two Toned............................................

Yes, I did say two toned. Take a look for yourself.

Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5944  $14.50 



Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5943  $14.50



Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5945 $14.50


Basics Cardstock Combo Pack Item Number: X5942 $14.50



Here is what Jeanette Linton shared on the Close To My Heart Blog Thursday.


https://blog.closetomyheart.com/?utm_source=Make+It+from+Your+Heart+Blog&utm_campaign=6b3a515faf-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0991fe0e27-6b3a515faf-250124650

Happy Scrappin',

Janice 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Take Better Photos for Your Scrapbooks

Wendy Whitacre from Blue Lily photography shares tips for taking better photos for your scrapbooks. For more information about Close To My Heart, call 503-708-6889 or email jwilson@bctonline.com. 
To learn more about Wendy, visit www.bluelilyphotography.com.


I have never taken a class on photography, but I probably should.  I didn't know most of the information that Wendy shared.

Let me know if this was helpful for you and what you learned.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It's Tuesday!!............................................

Don't want you to forget about CTMH's online Warehouse Sale is going the whole month of August.


Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount! For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping 
and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 
These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, 
so you’ll need to act fast! 
Beginning August 1, 2017, You can visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to see the items included in this campaign and to add them to your cart. You will also find these items under the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu. The individual items and bundles will only be available during the week they are launched, while supplies last.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Have you gone on an adventure?

Cricut Collection #youarehere #cricut #ctmh #closetomyheart #papercrafting #cardmaking #scrapbooking #travel #journey #outdoors
 Our new You Are Here Cricut® collection is sure to have everything you need to document your travels! From outdoor escapades and family reunions to spa retreats and holiday outings, you’ll find shapes, fonts, and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life!
To see what else is new this year, take a look at our new Annual Inspirations idea book!

Happy Scrappin',
Janice

Friday, August 4, 2017

Join my team............................................



We’re offering an extra incentive to prospective Team members to sign up as a Consultant in August! Everyone who signs up in August and meets qualifying sales will be able to choose an EXTRA sign-up reward of their choice—they can choose any one of our current Cricut® collections, the brand new Thin Cuts Block Alphabet with the In the Background stamp set, or an additional $99 USD/$126 CAD SPC! To be eligible for one of these fabulous rewards, the new Consultant will need to submit $300 USD/$350 CAD before September 30. I would love for you to join my team, please let me know if you have any questions or need help. 503-708-6889 call or text me.

https://youtu.be/uvglIUTF9Dk

Happy Scrappin',

Janice